I was sent a promo email this morning that, amongst other things, mentioned that KL
is to add a fourth daily flight from Liverpool. No dates given but the commitment to an extra flight soon is there.
I wonder how their prices compare to Easyjet? Unless KLM
are going more for the business sector?
Yes, they use F7
can't offer the kind of connections KLM
can. Besides which, there isn't any shuttle to London so it's wide open for them to get in there and work it with the Fokker.
It's the right size plane for the job to offer the frequency the business traveller wants, and doesn't seem to affect their Manchester operations. Our tax schemes in the UK
actually make it harder for shuttle flights to work as you pay two lots of flight tax connecting at LHR
, but only one shorthaul tax going to Amsterdam or Paris. Utterly stupid.
If you want to fly to Amsterdam don't bother going on KLM
, that's not really the type of market they are aiming for. Not sure what the exact numbers are but I think on the MAN
sector about 75% of passengers connect onto other flights. The same goes for Air France and Finnair.
makes virtue of the fact that they connect a lot more UK
airports to Amsterdam than BA
do to either Heathrow or Gatwick, therefore making them a good choice for the regional business traveller to use them for onward journeys. easyJet, Ryanair and Jet2 tend to go after the "cost conscious" traveller who may or may not choose to travel, though easyJet has a pretty robust schedule for business travel out of Gatwick and Jet2 having the advantage of the Jet2 Holiday offshoot to help fill up aircraft.
Not weird at all, KL
see the potential and are prepared to invest in the route. That 25% connecting figure is interesting as that means there is potential there to grow the numbers transitting through Amsterdam, which must be why they are planning to increase flights.
also are not that expensive if you book through Expedia or someone like that.
Now confirmed, 4x daily starts in May